EcoPark South Volunteering Day at Friends of Firs Farm

Eighteen members of the EcoPark South team recently carried out a Stand Out Make A Difference volunteering day at the Friends of Firs Farm in Enfield.

The site is a wetland, woodland, meadow and flood storage area. It provides an outdoor classroom, dipping platform and helps to reduce the impact of surface water flooding across a wide urban area by storing 30,000m3 of flood water - helping to protect more than 100 properties from flooding as well as the A10 Great Cambridge Road.

The day started out with a briefing, after which the team was divided into three groups with a task of either watering trees, litter-picking or clearing invasive species from the wetlands. Each team set out into a beautiful and sunny day equipped with the tools for their respective job and plenty of enthusiasm to get started!

By the end of the day, they had watered over 50 trees, picked 30 bags of litter and cleared invasive species from the wetland to allow free flow of water.

The founder of the Friends of Firs Farm, Toni Guiver, was delighted with the achievement and said: Many thanks to your team for all their hard work - what a difference theyve made to this much-loved blue green space tucked away in the heart of a residential area where east meets west in Enfield. Community wildlife and the wetlands all benefited from this much needed and valued visit. We look forward to your next visit.

 

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